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Title Dickinson in her own time : a biographical chronicle of her life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates / edited by Jane Donahue Eberwein, Stephanie Farrar, Cristanne Miller.

Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2015]
©2015.

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 UniM Bail  811.4 DICK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxv, 202 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Writers in their own time.
Writers in their own time (University of Iowa Press)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-197) and index.
Contents Part 1 A Life Enshrouded in "fiery mist" 1 -- Young Dickinson 3 -- Daniel T. Fiske to Mabel Loomis Todd, 6 February 1894 4 -- Amelia D. Jones Stearns, Reminiscence of Mount Holyoke days, 1899 4 -- Emily L. Norcross to Hannah Porter from Mount Holyoke, 11 January 1848 5 -- Jeanie Ashley Bates Greenough, Reminiscence, n.d. 7 -- Austin Dickinson to Joseph Lyman, 20 December 1848(?) (excerpt) 7 -- Dickinson as Poet 10 -- Susan and Emily Dickinson, Exchange on "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers," 1861-62 11 -- Joseph Lyman and Emily Dickinson, n.d. 12 -- Thomas Wentworth Higginson to Emily Dickinson, 11 May 1869 13 -- Thomas Wentworth Higginson on first visit to Dickinson, 16-17 August 1870 15 -- Lydia B. Torrey to Emily F. Ford, 16 November 1872 18 -- Thomas Wentworth Higginson to Anna and Louisa Higginson, 9 December 1873 (excerpt) 20 -- Domestic Seclusion and Emerging Reputation 21 -- Helen Hunt Jackson, Letters to Emily Dickinson and material regarding A Masque of Poets, 1876-79 21 -- "Saxe Holm" speculations, July-August 1878 28 -- Catherine Scott Anthon to Susan Dickinson, n.d. 37 -- Mabel Loomis Todd, Journal entries on the "Myth" of Amherst, 1882 38 -- Thomas Niles, Correspondence with Emily Dickinson, 1882-83 40 -- Lavinia Dickinson, Poem for Emily, 1882 43 -- Helen Hunt Jackson to Emily Dickinson, 1884-85 45 -- Death Notices 48 -- Northampton Daily Herald, 17 May 1886 48 -- Obituary by Susan Dickinson, Springfield Republican, 18 May 1886 48 -- Part 2 Life of the Poems 51 -- Publication of, Correspondence Regarding, and Reception of Poems by Emily Dickinson (1890) and Poems: Second Series (1891) 53 -- Arlo Bates, Report to Thomas Niles of Roberts Brothers, c. June 1890 53 -- Austin Dickinson to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 10 October 1890 55 -- Thomas Wentworth Higginson, "Preface" to Poems, 1890 56 -- Mabel Loomis Todd, "Bright Bits from Bright Books," Home Magazine, 3 November 1890 58 -- E. Winchester Donald to Mabel Loomis Todd, 8-9 December 1890 61 -- Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Correspondence with Mabel Loomis Todd, 1890 62 -- Susan Dickinson to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, December 1890 65 -- John White Chadwick, "Poems by Emily Dickinson" (review), Christian Register, 18 December 1890 66 -- William Dean Howells, "Editor's Study" (review), Harper's New Monthly Magazine, January 1891 69 -- Andrew Lang, "The Newest Poet" (review), Daily News (London), 2 January 1891 74 -- Thomas Niles to Mabel Loomis Todd, 17 February 1891 78 -- Lavinia Dickinson to Thomas Niles, 24 February 1891 78 -- Susan and William Austin Dickinson, Correspondence with William Hayes Ward, February and March 1891 79 -- S. J. Barrows to Mabel Loomis Todd, 1891 83 -- Charles E. L. Wingate, "Boston Letter" The Critic, 9 May 1891 (excerpt) 84 -- Mabel Loomis Todd to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 25 July 1891 85 -- Samuel G. Ward to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 11 October 1891 85 -- Mabel Loomis Todd, Journal entry, Amherst, 18 October 1891 (excerpt) 86 -- Alice James, Diary entry, 6 January 1892 87 -- Elihu Vedder to Lavinia Dickinson, 19 January 1892 88 -- "Letters" (1891), Letters (1894), and Poems (1896) 94 -- Thomas Wentworth Higginson. "Emily Dickinson's Letters," Atlantic Monthly, October 1891 94 -- Emily Fowler Ford, Letters to Lavinia Dickinson and Memoir, 1893 109 -- Caroline Healey Dall, "Two Women's Books" (review), Boston Evening Transcript, 22 December 1894 116 -- Lavinia Dickinson to Caroline Healey Doll, 29 January 1895 119 -- E. Winchester Donald to Mabel Loomis Todd, 29 December 1894 120 -- Rupert Hughes, "The Ideas of Emily Dickinson" (review), Godey's Magazine. November 1896 121 -- Bliss Carman, "A Note on Emily Dickinson" (review), Boston Evening Transcript, 21 November 1896 127 -- Memoirs By Friends and Family, 1891-1906 134 -- MacGregor Jenkins, "A Child's Recollections of Emily Dickinson," Christian Union, 24 October 1891 134 -- Clara Newman Turner, Reminiscences, c. 1896 137 -- Henrietta Mack Eliot, "Was She a Recluse?" Portland Sunday Oregonian, 19 March 1899 (excerpt) 147 -- Louisa Norcross "Housework Defended" (letter), Woman's Journal, March 1904 149 -- Part 3 Twentieth-Century Recognition and Remembrance 155 -- Re-Imaging Dickinson 157 -- Martha Dickinson Bianchi, "The Editor's Preface" The Single Hound: Poems of a Lifetime, 1914 157 -- Amy Lowell, "Imagism Past and Present: Emily Dickinson," lecture delivered at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 20 March 1918 163 -- Daniel Bliss, The Reminiscences of Daniel Bliss, 1920 (excerpt) 174 -- Martha Dickinson Bianchi, Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson, 1924 (excerpt) 175 -- Clara Bellinger Green, "The Sketch Book: A Reminiscence of Emily Dickinson," The. Bookman, November 1924 179 -- Centennial Reminiscences 183 -- MacGregor Jenkins, Emily Dickinson Friend and Neighbor, 1930 (excerpt) 183 -- Gertrude Graves, "A Cousin's Memories of Emily Dickinson," Boston Globe. 12 January 1930 (excerpt) 185 -- (Lois) Ella Cowles Ellis and Jenny Lind Cowles, Reminiscences, c. 1932 187 -- Sources and Permissions 189.
Summary "Even before the first books of her poems were published in the 1890s, friends, neighbors, and even apparently strangers knew Emily Dickinson was a writer of remarkable verses. Featuring both well-known documents and material printed or collected here for the first time, this book offers a broad range of writings that convey impressions of Dickinson in her own time and for the first decades following the publication of her poems. It all begins with her school days and continues to the centennial of her birth in 1930. In addition, promotional items, reviews, and correspondence relating to early publications are included, as well as some later documents that reveal the changing assessments of Dickinson's poetry in response to evolving critical standards. These documents provide evidence that counters many popular conceptions of her life and reception, such as the belief that the writer best known for poems focused on loss, death, and immortality was herself a morose soul. In fact, those who knew her found her humorous, playful, and interested in other people. Dickinson maintained literary and personal correspondence with major representatives of the national literary scene, developing a reputation as a remarkable writer even as she maintained extreme levels of privacy. Evidence compiled here also demonstrates that she herself made considerable provision for the survival of her poems and laid the groundwork for their eventual publication. Dickinson in Her Own Time reveals the poet as her contemporaries knew her, before her legend took hold. "-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Eberwein, Jane Donahue, 1943- editor.
Farrar, Stephanie, 1980-
Miller, Cristanne.
Subject Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Public opinion.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Appreciation.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Friends and associates.
Women poets, American -- Biography.
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Biography.
History.
ISBN 9781609383916
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9781609383923